Just as it happens every year, spring was announced to us on Sunday by the arrival of daylight savings time. For many of us, this yearly shift sneaks up and surprises us. I hope that you are enjoying the extra daylight we have at our disposal this week, but as you are working or having fun in the yard, remember to adjust the timer of your outdoor lighting system. There is no need to illuminate your home using your lights when the sun is still doing it for you. Having your lights on
while the sun obscures them may not dramatically affect the look of your property, but it will impact your energy bill. So it is important to be sure your outdoor lights are turning on and off at the appropriate times.
If you do not have the time to adjust your timer, have forgotten how, or are uncomfortable doing it yourself, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay is more than happy to adjust your timer for you. We are just a phone call away.
In light of the extra attention your outdoor lighting system needs when the time changes and as days grow longer, this may be a good point to consider a new timer. Our astronomical timer will automatically adjust to not only daylight savings time but also sunlight duration at your specific latitude and longitude and in your time zone. With just a little programming from our installers to ensure these parameters are set, your lights will be coming on as soon as dusk falls. This timer gives precision that does not require manual adjustments, which many other timers do.
Perhaps you would like an option that is even more precise than our astronomical timer. Lighting Control Automation is the answer. LCA, as we often call it, is an automated system that can not only control your architectural and landscape lights but it can also control the lights inside your home. If you have a vacation coming up, LCA can continue to turn lights on and off as if someone were home. Of course, LCA will also adjust your outdoor lighting based on the hours of sunlight during the day, switching on at dusk and even fading up as the darkness deepens
Whatever you need for this daylight savings and spring changes this year– a timer adjustment, an astronomical timer, or the Lighting Control Automation system, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay is ready to keep your home and property illuminated, safe, and shining this spring season. Contact us today at 727-785-6000.
Robert van der Putten, Owner